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How to block Denial of Service attacks using Intrusion Prevention.

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This article explains how to configure IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) to block DoS attacks.

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Enable IPS under LAN and WAN: 

  • Navigate to Network | Zones.
  • Click edit on LAN and WAN enable IPS.

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Enable the prevention for DOS category: 

  • Navigate to Security Services | Intrusion Prevention.
  • Enable IPS.
  • Enable Prevent all for High and Medium Priority Attacks and Detect All for High, Medium and Low Priority Attacks.
  • Select OS-Attacks under Category.
  • Click on configure and enable the Prevention.

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NOTE: This will make sure that the low priority DOS attacks are also blocked even if the Prevent all for Low Priority attacks are disabled in the Global settings.